Bridge abutments pose numerous challenges that test their reliability including traffic, settlement, and dynamic events such as earthquakes. This challenge further intensifies with the need to ensure long term durability; particularly in the presence of road salts (de-icing), or aggressive soils from either natural or man-made sources.
Nilex’s mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining wall systems have proven to be effective solutions for the construction of bridge abutments, often eliminating the need for pilings.
ECORock - Reinforced Rock Face Walls
Nilex offers retaining wall systems for non-piled bridge abutments that integrate geogrid reinforcement to create a reinforced soil mass. Whether you want precast concrete panel wall facing, masonry block facing, or welded wire form facing that allow for a variety of fill materials including...
When weak foundation soils are present Nilex has retaining wall solutions that can be used in piled bridge abutment construction that are flexible to various bridge and overpass configurations, adaptable to uniform and differential settlements, and offer a variety of facing options. Reduce your...
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